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I used slippers, a phone charger, and chapstick while I was in the hospital. That was pretty much it. My hospital provided some of the other things I used, like a toothbrush. I'm not sure how much a handheld massager would help with gas—the best thing. you can do for gas is walking.

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What surgery are you having? My Dr. said I will probably go home the same day so I haven't put much thought into it but definitely bringing slippers and sweatpants! Chapstick is a good one!

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On 02/07/2019 at 14:38, anonbaribabe said:



I used slippers, a phone charger, and chapstick while I was in the hospital. That was pretty much it. My hospital provided some of the other things I used, like a toothbrush. I'm not sure how much a handheld massager would help with gas—the best thing. you can do for gas is walking.


Thank you! I am getting VSG so should be in there just a day. Yeah wasn’t sure about the massager either I know walking will be my friend!

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On 02/07/2019 at 15:17, JLondon11 said:



What surgery are you having? My Dr. said I will probably go home the same day so I haven't put much thought into it but definitely bringing slippers and sweatpants! Chapstick is a good one!


I am having VSG. I will definitely get slippers and chapstick! Thanks guys

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2 hours ago, JLondon11 said:

What surgery are you having? My Dr. said I will probably go home the same day so I haven't put much thought into it but definitely bringing slippers and sweatpants! Chapstick is a good one!

Sweatpants are definitely a good idea, I forgot that I brought and used those. Dry mouth spray, too.

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i brought slippers, sweatpants, phone and phone charger. the hospital provided toothbrush and tooth paste. they gave me non slip socks and a gown. but a phone and charger would be the main thing. oh your id, credit card to pay for it, and insurance card.

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I packed pretty light - pj bottoms and t-shirt, pair of socks, 2 pairs of underwear (my period was expected the day of surgery). Phone, charger and Kindle. Chapstick, deodourant, and breath spray. No money or jewellery.

Used the hospital's gown and treaded socks - just put my pj bottoms under the gown. The hospital provided toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towels. I was expecting them to provide Shampoo and conditioner and they didn't. Had to wash my hair with bar soap, but I was past caring.

I was in for about 36 hrs.

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